Funds That Support Public Health

Public Health
Above: The Public Health Department at UIS sponsors study-abroad and service opportunities to Africa.

Make a Difference for Public Health Students

Your gift in any amount to the funds below provide support for public health students. The Public Health Department leads service opportunities to Springfield and other communities, including trips to Africa. Your gifts to the Unrestricted Fund can help support these efforts. Thank you!

Public Health Unrestricted Fund

This fund provides money for special opportunities or extraordinary needs.

The Bill and Frances Cosgrove Water Resource Management Scholarship

William ‘Bill’ Cosgrove, with Frances Cosgrove’s support, spent his career years working on various aspects of water management. The UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon provides a site where many disciplines could contribute to the research of the role of wetlands in water resource management. Bill and Frances hope this scholarship will help make use of the Station. It is open to students focusing their studies on conservation, environmental policy and the natural world in programs such as biology, chemistry, environmental studies, or public health.

Barbara Ferrara Public Service Scholarship Fund

The Barbara Ferrara Public Service Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate scholarships for students preparing for careers in public service. Preference shall be given to students majoring in Public Administration, but students majoring in political science, public policy, public health, environmental studies, legal studies or related fields may also be considered. Recipients shall have demonstrated academic merit, with a grade point average of a B or better, and have aspirations for a career in public service.

Evelyn N. Zimmerman Endowment Fund

This fund provides support for scholarships, fellowships, assistantships and more.


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